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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 15, 2012 and ships and sealing wax by ro ng Grego,'y all over I'm one of the all time big fans of the Food Network and its population of cooks and chefs, but I don't assume that everybody else knows who they all are. One of my favorites is Mario Batali, who, surprise, cooks Italian stuff. He, with Michael Symon Two letters which are credited to Patrick survive. One, called the Declaration, is the more important, as it relates a brief account of his life and the mission he was given. It also outlines charges which were filed against Saint Patrick, evidently based on accusations and several other people also appears on an ABC that he was involved in some sort of financial program at 1 p.m. called "The Chew" (one supposes ' impropriety. In his letter, he said he returned gifts, did that title's a take off of "The View," also an ABC not accept payment for baptisms or for ordaining program) Anyway, one of Mar|o's standard comments priests (neither was evidently an uncommon or is something about Italian food followed by unaccepted practice at the time), and paid for many , '.'everybody" wantsto be Italian. gifts for kings and judges (the suggestion is that the I mention that because, although the nationality is church would normally have paid for these gifts). different, the sentiment is related to the mood of the Insofar as his mission was concerned, he wrote in : Irish this week as St. Patrick's Day waits for us on this same letter that he baptized "thousands of Saturday. That's one holiday, I think, when people." He also ordained priests, and converted everybody, at least almost everybody, claims either to wealthy women (must have been a lot, according to be Irish outright, or at least to have Irish connections the reference I used), many of whom eventually one way or another. Some cities which have a high became nuns. Speaking of his works, in spite of the percentage of population with Irish ancestry celebratespirited legend that Saint Patrick banished all the St. Patrick's Day as a major holiday, serving green beer, hosting ,parades--and I believe I even read several years ago that a city beside a river actually dyed the river green for several miles! (I can't give you specifics on that--I may even have made it up. /But if nobody in an Irish dominated city beside a river has ever dyed the river green--maybe they should.) While it appears that green beer and other similar observances are traditional in the nation's Irish pubs, I doubt very much that Saint Patrick would recognize -, any of them. He is considered the patron saint of Ireland (although two others, Brigid of Kildare and Come|lie, neither of whom I've heard previously, are also formally recognized as patron saints of Ireland). The star of the show, anyway, is Saint Patrick. He lived many centuries ago--one reference suggests that he lived from sometime in the fourth century until late in the fifth century, with his work as a missionary in Ireland beginning-in 428 and stretching into the second half of thaf" century. He was born in Britain, the son of a Romanized family. (The references I found were unclear-about what th-at means, except that the family possibly lived in that section of the British Isles now.known as Wales. The father was a snakes from Ireland, scientific evidence indicates that Ireland hasn't ever had any snakes. To give you an idea about how long ago Saint Patrick lived, one reference I found outlined some ways the Druids, hostile to Christians, argued against Saint Patrick. There's also a work called "Two Patricks," describing a bishop named Palladius, sent by Pope Celestine I as the first bishop to Irish Christians in 431. Another Cleric, Irish-born Saint Ciaran Saighir the Elder, was the first bishop assigned to one section of Ireland. He died early in the fifth century. Evidently, over the centuries, some of the works of these two Christians has been attributed to Saint Patrick. The date of Saint Patrick's death isn't known, although there are several theories. There seems to be no doubt that the specific date was March 17,although the year isn't certain. One source gives 461 AD, and an earlier estimate (announced in 1940) was 420. At this point in time, the precise date isn't particularly relevant, since we know that Saint Patrick died sometime dunng the fifth century, AD Patrick's formal education lacked either duration spent in acquiring it or substance of the education itself, because he was originally hesitant to take the minor official, evidently in the Roman bureaucracy.) assignment in Ireland evidently feeling that he wasn't When he was 16 Patrick was kidnapped by-trislv adequately prepared. Oncethere, however, he set out raiders and for the next six years was condemned to do the tasks he d been assigned wi'thout concern for hfe as hn enslaved herdsman m Ireland: He somehow: his earlier lack of crnfidehce"ih,l:iat Was to do. Business of Craft Institute has a few spaces left for learners Gives Creative Entrepreneurs Opportunity to po!ish Business Skills 'Round the Mountain: South- west Virginia's Artisan Network and the Mountain Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite the public to attend a day-long Business of Craft Institute. A few spaces remain for individuals who want to learn more about the business of craft. The event takes place March 30 from 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m. at the Goodloe Center on the cam- pus of Mountain Empire Com- munity College, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219. Pre-registration is required. Registration fees remain at their 2010 levels: $65 for 'Round the Mountain members who register after March 2 and $99 for indiv- iduals who are not 'Round the Mountain members To learn more, please call Neva Bryan at 276-492-2403 or email Designed for artisans and artisan venues at all levels of experience, the Business of Craft Institute offers practical and es- sential information about manag- ing a craft business. Topics will include sales, jury tips, market- ing, social media, gallery basics, customer service, small business essentials, and craft merchand- Bruce Baker Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Department of Busi- ness Assistance, and People In- corporate& It is made possible, in part, through support from a Mountain Empire Community College Small Business Devel- opment Center Jobs Act Pro- gram grant, the Virginia Com- mission for the Arts, the Na- tional Endowment for the Arts, the Appalachian Regional Com- mission and the Virginia Tobac- co Indemnification and Com- munity Revitalization Commis- sion. 'Round the Mountain's mis- sion is to promote sustainable |sing. economic development of the Keynote speaker Bruce region's communities by as- Baker, a contributing editor to sisting local artisans with mar- The Crafts Report and faculty keting, educational, and entre- member of the Arts Business In- preneurial opportunities. stitute, has become known for The 'Round the Mountain his lively presentation style dur- service area includes Bland, ing the past 25 years. Baker will Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, also lead breakout sessions and Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, conduct one-to-one mentoring Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pu- sessions with attendees, laski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, The program is presented by Tazewell, Washington, Wise and 'Round the Mountain in part- Wythe counties, and the cities of nership with the MECC Center Bristol, Galax, Norton and for Workforce Development, the Radford. Wise County Pre-K signup Primary and elementary schools in Wise County with kindergarten classes are now taking applications for the 2012- 2013 Pre-K Program starting Thursday, February 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. employees are NOT given spec- ial consideration of any kind, but are welcome to apply through the regular procedures. The Pre-K Program offers academic an d enrichment experi- ences for four-year-old children Parents should apply at the that prepare them for success in nearest school during ' the ap- kindergarten. plication period which began Children who are accepted escaped and returned to his family. He had a dream Somehow, after all that, ordering green beer in a Thursday, February 23 and runs that the ship which would carry him back to his pub as a means of observing Saint Patrick's feast day through the last school day for for the program will be attending school for the full school day !,the current year Students must . . family in Button was ready, and, respired by that just doesn t get it done. I m certain that the Roman be four e r id on or before "each day school is in sessnon yaso . . . dream, he managed to escape. Once back m Button, Cathohc Church has a much more appropriate September 30, 2012, to be beglnnlng Ln August" Trans- he nearly starved, and was taken captive once again, celebration ritual for Saint Patrick. eligible for the program, portation is fumi-shed by Wise although briefly this time, before he managed to find While some of us may have a religious ceremony' Parents should bring the County s regular school buses. child's birth certificate or other Additional information is avail- hiS family, tO attena to nonny tins man WhO nvea almost proof of birth date and social able by calling the Principal or Little more is known, of his life until he returned centuries ago, most of us do little more than try to security card with them to the Guidance. Counselor at the near- to the north and west of Ireland as an ordained bishop, remember to wear something green in his memory, school. Students are required to est primary or elementary school ' . be potty trained. Children of the or Kitty Wyatt (276-328-6220) I " " It I ( ~ -" - Wise County School Division's in the Title I office at the Wise " = =' : -'," " --- -- --- - County School Board Office etters to the editor The Richmond Report by Senator Phillip Puckett : ' . After nine long weeks inregulations for any activity ever, I am pleased that the coal Date chan ed " . . Assist Program We also help (as Richmond, the 2012 General related to removal of coal from industry and its renresentatives '-' RTd r narea e eod tOeTita; Ii funds are available)with vet care Assembly has concluded its any lands for which a permit in Ri-chmond list ed to my of Th6e7 2StlneiW ddatHig s Class f g ] for pets and animals in emer- legislative session. As a follow to mine coal has been approv- concerns and those of many of oQ n on interest to thepublic Letters gency situations up to last week's report, I would ed only with the consent of the m constituents v do not necessarily reflect the I These Programs Cost Money. like to provide an update to owner of such shell, container Y I feel that this substitute bill a;f,q,! I Our sources of income are from: House Bill 710. Last Wednes- chamber, passage, space, or eliminates those concerns. Spec- il I -x "S I fund raising events, public or day, a substitute measure to the void. Such consent shall not be ifically, the substitute bill states [ . I Ii private donations and member- original bill was introduced on unreasonably withheld if th"e that the coal company must, in I Ullncll I !l which reserves the [ ship dues. All of our money is the Senate floor. Because the owner has be ed-re" - good faith, negotiate with the,| iledit letters. The ClinchI used 100% for the animals. 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